While I (Emily) was pregnant with Ella, I had looked into some chiropractic care for myself as I neared the end of my pregnancy. I had gotten several recommendations from people about Dr. Melinda, so I had planned to schedule an appointment with her towards the end of the pregnancy to make sure everything was lined up correctly before labor. However, Miss Ella had other plans, and decided to show up before I could do any of that! After Ella was born, we started noticing some signs of acid reflux, including severe projectile vomiting, which was so scary to watch. We had heard of people bringing their newborn babies to a chiropractor for adjustments, which makes sense when you think about how crunched up they are in the womb and the stress they undergo during labor and birth, so after a very friendly and informative discussion with Dr. Melinda outside of her practice one day, we decided to set up an appointment and give it a try.
The day of Ella’s first appointment, we were very ready to have Dr. Melinda do some adjustments on her. She was projectile vomiting a couple times a day and was quite fussy. Dr. Melinda was so gentle with her! She held her for part of the adjustment, made sure that Ella could see me throughout the whole appointment, and explained everything as she worked. We brought our son with us to each adjustment as well, and Trusted Care’s awesome office manager, Erin, was wonderful at keeping him entertained and occupied during Ella’s appointments! It’s such a great feeling to know that you’re respected and appreciated as a patient there. In fact, Dr. Melinda even gave me a follow up call the day after Ella’s first adjustment to make sure she was doing well!
Ella had about five adjustments with Dr. Melinda, and we have seen such great improvement! After the first adjustment, Ella no longer experienced projectile vomiting. Her breathing was also improved, along with an exceptional ability to move gas out of her body quickly (the girl burps like it’s her job!). Our son experienced terrible acid reflux during his whole first year of life and the only treatment we sought for him was medication. Ella showed similar symptoms to his right away, but she is a completely different baby, and so much of that I think is due to the treatment she received from Dr. Melinda.